Democracy Now! television program for Tuesday, January 27, 2004
9/11 Commision: U.S. Missed Clues Before Attack
Report: U.S. Ignored 9/11 Warnings From Iranian Spy
Supreme Court to Review Juvenile Executions
Federal Judge: Part of Patriot Act is Unconstitutional
UN to Send Election Experts to Iraq
New Hampshire Primary Polls Open
For the First Time Part of Patriot Act Ruled Unconstitutional
A district judge ruled unconstitutional one provision of the USA Patriot Act that bans certain types of support for terrorist groups saying the law was so vague that it risked running afoul of the First Amendment. We speak with the attorney who argued the case.
Democracy Now! Questions Democrats About Previous Iraq WMD Claims
As polls open in the nations first primary, nearly all the Democratic candidates are calling on President Bush to offer an explanation for his false claims about Iraq possessing weapons of mass destruction. But five of the candidates made similar claims in the past. Correspondent Jeremy Scahill in NH confronts the candidates about the discrepancy between what they said then and now.
Democrats, Not Just Bush, Made Claims of WMDs in Iraq
We speak with Sam Husseini of the Institute for Public Accuracy, which has released a list showing that five of the Democratic presidential contenders at one point publicly said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
NH Last State To Celebrate Martin Luther King Day 31 Yrs After His Assassination
New Hampshire became the last state in the nation to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1999. We speak with Rev. Arthur Hilson, founder of the New Hope Baptist Church in New Hampshire who was among those leading the struggle to get New Hampshire to adopt a state Martin Luther King holiday.
Denied Direct Elections, Occupied Iraqis Get U.S. "Appointocracy"
The U.S. is continuing to deny Iraqis direct elections despite repated mass protests around Iraq. We speak with author and journalist Naomi Klein about the Iraqi election process she calls an appointocracy.